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Product Leadership is Hard by Marty Cagan

BY Lisa Radel on January 8, 2021

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital keynote, Marty Cagan, author of ”Inspired” and “Empowered”, explains the important role of product leadership in any great product company–and why it’s so hard to get right. Watch the video to see the talk in full or read on for an overview of Marty’s key points: Empower your teams by Read more »

Managing Product = Managing Tension by Marc Abraham

BY Marc Abraham on October 30, 2020

In my book, Managing Product = Managing Tension, I’ve focused on what it is that impacts the products we build and how we manage them, namely; mind, matter, and moves. Each of these factors in their own right creates tension and in the book, I outline how we can make the most of these tensions Read more »

Marty Cagan on Empowering Teams, Discovery Challenges, Alignment, and More

BY Laura Phillips on October 1, 2020

In the latest of our Prioritised AMAs, we were joined by Marty Cagan who took your questions on empowering teams, discovery challenges, Product Owners, transitioning from product role to a leadership role, and much more. If you missed it, you can watch the whole session again, or read on for a transcript* of selected questions Read more »

Transforming Toxic Teams

BY Eira Hayward on September 25, 2020

At some point in our careers, we’ve likely all experienced a toxic team or two. You know the team we mean, the one where everything is a battle, conversations are tense and people are constantly frustrated and anxious. These issues that arise can be a result of the behaviour of the whole team, a few Read more »

Scaling from 60 to 1,000 People

BY Nilan Peiris on July 28, 2020

TransferWise was formed in 2011 out of frustration with the expense of sending money overseas. Unlike the banks, we display our fee upfront and deduct it before currency conversion. We use the mid-market exchange provided by Reuters with no mark-up, so there are no nasty surprises for customers. We’re happy to boast that the service Read more »

Every Problem is a People Problem by Christian Idiodi

BY Jon Horvath on July 24, 2020

In this #mtpcon Digital 2020 keynote, Christian Idiodi, Partner at SVPG, explains why problems within organisations are people problems, and what leaders can do to tackle them. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points: People problems are leadership problems How to dismantle dysfunction Read more »

The Value of Mentoring for Product Leaders

BY Eira Hayward on July 3, 2020

Adam Thomas loves to mentor – he jokes that in the multiverse where there’s a million different versions of yourself, “in 40% of them, I would be a teacher”. “I just get a huge kick out of it. I love seeing people understand things, seeing the lights come on.” Adam’s career has seen him progress from Read more »

Designing and Using Your Product Leadership Scorecard by Ross Webb

BY Chris Massey on May 29, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Ross Webb reveals some simple techniques that can be applied to help us communicate and develop much more effectively. For product managers, there’s often a troubling disconnect within organisations. More specifically, the wider organisation (including senior stakeholders) often doesn’t understand what product management is, or what challenges we face Read more »

MTP Leader Panel: Leading Product in Uncertain Times

BY Imogen Schels on May 21, 2020

Smack bang in the middle of the COVID crisis, it seemed only right that our first MTP Leader panel should tackle something currently at the forefront of most leaders’ minds – leading in uncertain times. This remote session was hosted by Marc Abraham, Product Lead at ASOS and, who welcomed the following line-up to the Read more »

Troubleshooting Agile - Jeffrey Fredrick & Douglas Squirrel on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 13, 2020

One of the tropes we’ve heard again and again is that product people don’t actually build anything. We’re not designers (except when we are) or engineers (unless we can code) or anything actually, y’know, useful. What that viewpoint misses is that we build understanding, alignment, and purpose – and that our best tool is conversations. Read more »